Strychnos spinosa, Kaffir Orange, Spiny Orange, Green Monkey Orange

Strychnos spinosa

Kaffir Orange, Spiny Orange, Green Monkey Orange
Family: Loganiaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa, Madagascar
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersThorny or spinyPoisonous or toxicEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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This small to medium sized tree with its dark green glossy leaves and bright yellow fruit will make an attractive addition to your garden.

Various cultivated races with palatable and delicious fruits have been developed over time.

The seeds and unripe fruits are toxic. The seeds must be avoided though as they are poisonous or could have purgative effects.

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